The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1295 1282 1257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.95% 14.68% 12.63%
As % of the Vendors category 29.90% 29.85% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 638 533
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 123 132
Average hourly rate £15.13 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.34% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £9.60 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4331 4295 4963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.67% 49.17% 49.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2256 2168 2136
Average daily rate £350 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 259 294
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.78 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% -3.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.41 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -1 352 £325 -2.98% 125
Berkshire -1 312 £400 +6.66% 135
Surrey -2 195 £360 +6.66% 124
Buckinghamshire +4 177 £300 -7.69% 48
West Sussex +4 81 £330 -14.83% 30
Oxfordshire -2 67 £301 -17.18% 41
Kent +1 42 £350 +16.66% 31
East Sussex 0 37 £320 -11.72% 8
Middlesex 0 26 £450 +25.96% 1
Isle of Wight - - - - 3
Thames Valley - - - -
Sussex - - - -
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England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 1160 (43.09%) Windows
2 1008 (37.44%) MS Excel
3 723 (26.86%) MS Office
4 667 (24.78%) Active Directory
5 582 (21.62%) Security Cleared
6 406 (15.08%) SQL
7 405 (15.04%) SC Cleared
8 391 (14.52%) .NET
9 382 (14.19%) SQL Server
9 382 (14.19%) ITIL
10 368 (13.67%) Windows 7
11 350 (13.00%) Finance
12 331 (12.30%) MS Exchange
13 326 (12.11%) VMware
14 325 (12.07%) SharePoint
15 315 (11.70%) Windows Server 2008
16 305 (11.33%) Project Management
17 303 (11.26%) C#
18 290 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
18 290 (10.77%) Windows Server 2003
19 288 (10.70%) HP
20 278 (10.33%) Oracle
21 255 (9.47%) JavaScript
22 247 (9.18%) ASP.NET
23 242 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
24 241 (8.95%) HTML
25 238 (8.84%) Citrix
26 235 (8.73%) Migration
27 212 (7.88%) DV Cleared
28 211 (7.84%) CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 331 (12.30%) MS Exchange
2 325 (12.07%) SharePoint
3 138 (5.13%) IIS
4 121 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 98 (3.64%) Lync
6 74 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 73 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
8 72 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 68 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 57 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 53 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
12 44 (1.63%) IBM Notes
13 41 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
14 38 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 31 (1.15%) Apache
16 28 (1.04%) SAS
17 26 (0.97%) CMS
18 21 (0.78%) MS Project Server
19 11 (0.41%) Node.js
20 10 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1008 (37.44%) MS Excel
2 723 (26.86%) MS Office
3 204 (7.58%) MS Project
4 146 (5.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 112 (4.16%) MS Visio
6 28 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.48%) AutoCAD
8 8 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.30%) SPSS
9 6 (0.22%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
10 5 (0.19%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
11 4 (0.15%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.11%) FastStats
12 3 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.11%) InDesign
12 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.074%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 122 (4.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
3 36 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
5 9 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
6 8 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.22%) Staffware
7 6 (0.22%) TIBCO iProcess
8 5 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.15%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.11%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.11%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.074%) assyst
11 2 (0.074%) SAP IS-U
11 2 (0.074%) SAP GRC
12 1 (0.037%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 58 (2.15%) Office 365
2 52 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (0.82%) SaaS
4 20 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.63%) IaaS
6 15 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.52%) PaaS
8 5 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.037%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.037%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 167 (6.20%) Firewall
2 166 (6.17%) SAN
3 157 (5.83%) DNS
4 120 (4.46%) TCP/IP
5 117 (4.35%) Internet
6 99 (3.68%) DHCP
7 92 (3.42%) LAN
8 84 (3.12%) WAN
9 60 (2.23%) VPN
10 47 (1.75%) SMTP
11 43 (1.60%) VoIP
12 36 (1.34%) X.400
13 34 (1.26%) X.500
14 33 (1.23%) LDAP
15 31 (1.15%) Wireless
16 29 (1.08%) NAS
17 25 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
18 24 (0.89%) Intranet
19 22 (0.82%) SSL
19 22 (0.82%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 382 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 113 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 112 (4.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 85 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
5 84 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 78 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 66 (2.45%) Oracle Database
8 47 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 47 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
9 43 (1.60%) MySQL
10 34 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 32 (1.19%) Relational Database
12 30 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
13 26 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
14 22 (0.82%) OLAP
14 22 (0.82%) MS Access
15 19 (0.71%) Data Mining
16 17 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
16 17 (0.63%) DTS
17 16 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 135 (5.01%) Visual Studio
2 75 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 58 (2.15%) QuickTest Pro
4 33 (1.23%) NUnit
5 24 (0.89%) Subversion
6 20 (0.74%) MSI
7 17 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 15 (0.56%) StarTeam
9 14 (0.52%) Selenium
10 12 (0.45%) Jenkins
11 11 (0.41%) SoapUI
11 11 (0.41%) JIRA
12 9 (0.33%) Git (software)
12 9 (0.33%) Toad
13 8 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
14 7 (0.26%) MSTest
14 7 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 6 (0.22%) InstallShield
16 5 (0.19%) Axure RP
16 5 (0.19%) Ant
General
1 350 (13.00%) Finance
2 178 (6.61%) Telecoms
3 61 (2.27%) Marketing
4 42 (1.56%) Retail
5 40 (1.49%) Military
6 34 (1.26%) Banking
7 26 (0.97%) Legal
7 26 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 26 (0.97%) Advertising
8 23 (0.85%) Billing
9 18 (0.67%) Back Office
10 17 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 17 (0.63%) Publishing
11 16 (0.59%) Law
12 10 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.37%) German Language
13 7 (0.26%) Dutch Language
13 7 (0.26%) Automotive
13 7 (0.26%) Games
14 6 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 490 (18.20%) Analyst
2 330 (12.26%) Developer
3 178 (6.61%) Consultant
4 171 (6.35%) Support Engineer
5 145 (5.39%) Project Manager
6 130 (4.83%) Architect
7 126 (4.68%) Administrator
8 101 (3.75%) Support Analyst
9 97 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
10 80 (2.97%) Desktop Support
11 78 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 77 (2.86%) .NET Developer
13 75 (2.79%) Business Analyst
14 65 (2.41%) Test Analyst
15 62 (2.30%) 1st Line Support
16 57 (2.12%) Coordinator
17 55 (2.04%) Service Analyst
18 54 (2.01%) Service Desk Analyst
19 53 (1.97%) Desktop Engineer
20 48 (1.78%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (14.52%) .NET
2 247 (9.18%) ASP.NET
3 241 (8.95%) HTML
4 164 (6.09%) XML
5 100 (3.71%) JSP
6 98 (3.64%) CSS
7 82 (3.05%) WCF
7 82 (3.05%) Web Services
8 77 (2.86%) .NET Framework
9 76 (2.82%) jQuery
10 51 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 51 (1.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 41 (1.52%) Application Packaging
12 32 (1.19%) Ajax
13 26 (0.97%) XSLT
13 26 (0.97%) REST
14 24 (0.89%) Middleware
14 24 (0.89%) HTML5
15 23 (0.85%) SOAP
16 18 (0.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 242 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (4.75%) Blackberry
3 86 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 80 (2.97%) Clustering
5 39 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 33 (1.23%) PKI
7 32 (1.19%) NHS
8 27 (1.00%) Replication
9 26 (0.97%) Open Source
9 26 (0.97%) User Experience
9 26 (0.97%) Mobile App
10 25 (0.93%) iPad
11 21 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
12 20 (0.74%) Client/Server
13 18 (0.67%) iPhone
14 17 (0.63%) Fat Client
14 17 (0.63%) Thin Client
15 16 (0.59%) Inversion of Control
16 15 (0.56%) E-Learning
17 13 (0.48%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1160 (43.09%) Windows
2 368 (13.67%) Windows 7
3 315 (11.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 290 (10.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 199 (7.39%) Windows XP
6 179 (6.65%) UNIX
7 172 (6.39%) Linux
8 117 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 89 (3.31%) Windows 8
10 61 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 49 (1.82%) Windows 2000
12 33 (1.23%) Windows Vista
13 26 (0.97%) Solaris
13 26 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
14 24 (0.89%) Apple iOS
14 24 (0.89%) Android
15 19 (0.71%) AIX
16 14 (0.52%) Windows NT
17 10 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
18 7 (0.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (14.19%) ITIL
2 305 (11.33%) Project Management
3 235 (8.73%) Migration
4 211 (7.84%) CRM
5 204 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
6 200 (7.43%) PRINCE2
7 115 (4.27%) MVC
8 104 (3.86%) Service Management
9 95 (3.53%) Scrum
10 91 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
11 85 (3.16%) Configuration Management
12 84 (3.12%) Service Delivery
13 81 (3.01%) Workflow
14 79 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 79 (2.93%) Change Management
15 77 (2.86%) Knowledge Management
16 66 (2.45%) User Acceptance Testing
17 65 (2.41%) Validation
18 62 (2.30%) Incident Management
19 61 (2.27%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 406 (15.08%) SQL
2 303 (11.26%) C#
3 255 (9.47%) JavaScript
4 146 (5.42%) PowerShell
5 106 (3.94%) VB
6 96 (3.57%) T-SQL
7 79 (2.93%) Java
8 78 (2.90%) VBScript
9 47 (1.75%) C
10 43 (1.60%) VB.NET
11 35 (1.30%) VBA
12 34 (1.26%) PHP
13 28 (1.04%) PL/SQL
14 26 (0.97%) C++
15 20 (0.74%) Perl
16 18 (0.67%) Python
17 16 (0.59%) Bash Shell
18 14 (0.52%) Ruby
19 13 (0.48%) Shell Script
20 10 (0.37%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 582 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 405 (15.04%) SC Cleared
3 290 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 212 (7.88%) DV Cleared
5 175 (6.50%) Degree
6 151 (5.61%) MCSE
7 134 (4.98%) ISTQB
8 91 (3.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 90 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
10 88 (3.27%) MCP
11 71 (2.64%) MCITP
12 42 (1.56%) CCNA
13 38 (1.41%) MCSA
13 38 (1.41%) CISSP
14 34 (1.26%) ISEB
15 32 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 31 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 30 (1.11%) PMI Certification
18 28 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 27 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (4.61%) SLA
2 74 (2.75%) QA
3 37 (1.37%) ISO 9001
4 23 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.26%) P3O
8 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.19%) COBIT
10 4 (0.15%) BS15000
11 3 (0.11%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.11%) BS7799
12 2 (0.074%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.074%) BS25999
13 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.037%) HL7
13 1 (0.037%) GAAP
System Software
1 667 (24.78%) Active Directory
2 174 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (3.12%) Hyper-V
4 78 (2.90%) vSphere
5 60 (2.23%) VMware ESX
6 57 (2.12%) XenApp
7 52 (1.93%) XenDesktop
8 48 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 43 (1.60%) Terminal Services
10 24 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
11 20 (0.74%) ISA Server
12 19 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
13 16 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (0.56%) XenServer
15 14 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 13 (0.48%) Snort
17 10 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
17 10 (0.37%) UAG
18 9 (0.33%) vCloud
19 7 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 161 (5.98%) SCCM
2 71 (2.64%) SCOM
3 38 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 37 (1.37%) Backup Exec
5 34 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 31 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 27 (1.00%) NetBackup
8 25 (0.93%) WSUS
9 23 (0.85%) ARCserve
10 22 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
11 21 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
12 19 (0.71%) HP SIM
13 13 (0.48%) SCSM
13 13 (0.48%) WMI
14 12 (0.45%) Tivoli
14 12 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 12 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 11 (0.41%) BladeLogic
16 10 (0.37%) Nessus
17 9 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 326 (12.11%) VMware
2 288 (10.70%) HP
3 278 (10.33%) Oracle
4 238 (8.84%) Citrix
5 204 (7.58%) Cisco
6 89 (3.31%) Symantec
7 66 (2.45%) IBM
8 65 (2.41%) Red Hat
9 60 (2.23%) SAP
10 51 (1.89%) McAfee
10 51 (1.89%) Lotus
11 42 (1.56%) EMC
12 41 (1.52%) Business Objects
13 35 (1.30%) Remedy
14 33 (1.23%) Apple
15 32 (1.19%) CA
15 32 (1.19%) Avaya
16 29 (1.08%) Juniper
16 29 (1.08%) NetApp
16 29 (1.08%) Dell
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